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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

212 results - showing 21 - 40
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July 02, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.2
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
3.5
Overall
 
4.0
A new take on Helfrich

Appearance: deep, inviting peridot green Louche: Wonderfully thick and opalescent with yellows, greens, and whites all dancing around in there. Well done. ...

April 02, 2016 (Updated: April 05, 2016)
Overall rating
 
4.4
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Another great absinthe

Appearance: As with is partner, Green Opal, the packaging is very clean and attractive. Bright and inviting. Louche: Very nice, opalescent louche. A bit thinner...

April 02, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.7
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.5
Incredible.

Appearance: A wonderfully vibrant peridot green. No visible sediment. Very inviting. Louche: Thick and juicy. Reminiscent of the thick louches of pre-ban absinthes. ...

March 08, 2016 (Updated: March 08, 2016)
Overall rating
 
4.4
Ambiance
 
4.5
Absinthe Selection
 
4.0
Absinthe Service
 
4.5
Absinthe Knowledge
 
4.5
Overall Quality of Service
 
4.5
Price
 
4.5
The people are as great as the drinks are

Ambiance: A cozy little bar serving pub grub and tasty drinks. In the back there is a lovely reading room, piled floor to ceiling with great books and a...

January 18, 2016 (Updated: January 18, 2016)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Ambiance
 
4.0
Absinthe Selection
 
4.5
Absinthe Service
 
4.0
Absinthe Knowledge
 
4.5
Overall Quality of Service
 
4.5
Price
 
4.0
A fun place to have a properly prepared absinthe

Ambiance: A small, yet not uncomfortable space in Adams Morgan. Nice decor. Can get a bit loud when busy. Selection: one of the best in...

January 02, 2016
Overall rating
 
0.7
Louche
 
0.5
Appearance
 
0.5
Aroma
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
0.5
Finish
 
0.5
Overall
 
1.0
No.

Appearance: The color of rust. Ewww... Louche: Absolutely none to speak of. Aroma: Smells like rum. Low quality spiced rum. ...

January 02, 2016
Overall rating
 
3.3
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
3.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.0
A rare treat

It's a rare treat to be able to find this to taste. I'm glad to have the chance! Appearance: Straw yellow with hints of green. ...

December 16, 2015 (Updated: December 16, 2015)
Overall rating
 
1.9
Louche
 
0.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
1.0
Quite tasty, but I take umbrage with the name

Bottom line, this isn't absinthe. This is a fortified wine. Similar to a quina. I like it for what it is: a fortified wine. ...

December 14, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.5
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
3.5
Overall
 
3.5
Interesting and savory

Appearance: attractive yellow. No visible sediment. Louche: Nice, light louche. Not overly thick, and not quite opalescent, but still attractive. Aroma: oddly...

December 14, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.3
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.5
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Whoa. This is really tasty.

Appearance: Very attractive peridot. No visible sediment. Louche: Attractive, thick and opalescent. Yellows, greens and whites all play in harmony. ...

December 14, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.8
Louche
 
3.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Absinthe's renaissance is spreading

Appearance: Very bright and natural peridot. Louche: Not quite opalescent, but attractive. Maybe a touch too thick. Star anise possibly? Aroma: Inviting....

December 14, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.7
Louche
 
2.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Perfect for the holidays

Appearance: attractive golden hue. No visible sediment. Louche: very weak. Almost more of a haze than a louche. Aroma: Ooooooh. This...

December 14, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.1
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.0
Very nice!

Appearance: Very attractive golden green. Louche: Thick and opalescent. Inviting. Aroma: Refreshing and crisp with alpine freshness. Like a spring meadow. ...

December 08, 2015 (Updated: December 08, 2015)
Overall rating
 
4.2
Louche
 
4.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.0
Another nice Jade iteration

Appearance: Jade! Even after many moons in the bottle. Louche: An attractive opalescence. Aroma: sweet and herbaceous. It draws you in. ...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.1
Louche
 
3.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
1.5
Overall
 
2.5
Disappointing

Appearance: Attractive peridot with golden hues Louche: Quite thick! But almost a bit muddy. No real opalescence. Aroma: Anise with hints of...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.1
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.0
Delicious!

Appearance: And attractive golden green. Louche: Very nice. Opalescent with hints of green, white, and yellow. Aroma: Sweet and alluring. Anise, fennel,...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.2
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
3.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
2.5
Overall
 
3.5
Shows promise

Appearance: Very light, almost non-existent coloring. Clean with no sediment. Light greens and yellows. Louche: Quite thin and pale. Not inappropriate, just thin. ...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating
 
4.1
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.5
Overall
 
4.0
Delicious herbal punch

Appearance: deep peridot, almost forest green. Dark and mysterious. Louche: Thick and luxurious. Opalescent and very attractive. Aroma: Lots of luscious anise...

December 08, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.3
Louche
 
3.5
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
3.5
Overall
 
3.0
Has promise, but needs improvement

Review based on a 2013 bottling. Appearance: quite pretty. Deep ruby. No visible sediment. Louche: very thick and very quick forming. ...

December 03, 2015
Overall rating
 
3.4
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
3.5
Aroma
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.5
Finish
 
2.5
Overall
 
3.0
Rocking the Mohawk

Appearance: Golden hues with hints of green. Attractive. Louche: Slightly thin, but appropriate. Aroma: Floral and sweet with hints of underlying wormwood bitterness....

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